SSA Global

SSA Global

September 19, 2005 09:30 ET

SSA Global Takes Solution Strategy to Next Level, Turns Business Issues into Competitive Advantage for Customers

CHICAGO & ORLANDO, Fla.--(CCNMatthews - Sep 19, 2005) -

Demand-Driven Supply Networks, Service-Oriented Architecture and Compliance Form Pillars of New Strategy

At its annual Global Client Forum in Orlando, FL, SSA Global™ (NASDAQ:SSAG), a leading provider of extended enterprise solutions and services, today unveiled its strategic approach for leveraging the company's converged and modernized product line to address the critical demand-driven issues facing customers.

"To move our strategy forward, we are coalescing our product development, marketing, sales and service around the most critical demand-driven issues facing our customers today," said Cory A. Eaves, chief technology officer, SSA Global. "We've kept our commitment to develop a modern solution portfolio for the future and we will continue to protect our customers' IT investments. Going forward, our strategy will be focused on delivering industry-specific integrated solutions that enable customers to leverage Demand-Driven Supply Networks, service-oriented architectures and cost effective compliance."

SSA Global has aligned its strategy to help customers turn the following top business drivers into competitive advantage.

Demand-Driven Supply Networks (DDSN). SSA Global is focused on helping companies better understand actual customer demand and take steps to meet that demand. SSA Global's solutions help companies become more demand-driven by improving their forecast accuracy, order accuracy, inventory management and new product introductions.

Service-Oriented Architecture. SSA Global is focused on helping customers become more demand-driven through open, standards-based technology that increases their IT agility. SSA Open Architecture gives customers a flexible path for implementing a service-oriented architecture to achieve greater agility and to reduce costs.

Compliance. SSA Global is focused on helping companies address the demands from government and industry organizations for compliance with financial and regulatory mandates. The company provides a framework customers can use to cost-effectively meet compliance demands today and for the long-term.

Customer Commitment. SSA Global has developed and delivered a world-class portfolio of enterprise resource planning and extension solutions and SSA OnePoint services and support. SSA Global will continue to enhance these applications with industry-specific functionality. As part of its goal to keep customers for life, SSA Global will continue to provide streamlined and orderly migration paths to the most recent releases of the company's solutions. In addition, SSA Global is expanding its services capabilities to include new offerings in application management services and training.

About SSA Global

SSA Global™ (NASDAQ:SSAG) is a leading provider of extended ERP solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail, services and public organizations worldwide. In addition to core ERP applications, SSA Global offers a full range of integrated extension solutions including corporate performance management, customer relationship management, product lifecycle management, supply chain management and supplier relationship management. Headquartered in Chicago, SSA Global has 63 locations worldwide and its product offerings are used by approximately 13,000 active customers in over 90 countries. For additional information, visit the SSA Global web site at

SSA Global™ is the corporate brand for product lines and subsidiaries of SSA Global Technologies, Inc. SSA Global, SSA Global Technologies and SSA GT are trademarks of SSA Global Technologies, Inc. Other products mentioned in this document are registered, trademarked or service marked by their respective owners.

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